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Readings in Russian Civilization Imperial Russia, 1700-1917

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ISBN-10: 0226718557

ISBN-13: 9780226718552

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Thomas Riha

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"This new and enlarged version of Readings in Russian Civilization is the result of fairly extensive revisions. There are now 72 instead of 64 items; 20 of the selections are new. The first volume has undergone the least change with 3 new items, of which 2 appear in English for the first time. In the second volume there are 6 new items; all of them appear in English for the first time. The third volume has undergone the greatest revision, with 11 new items, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. It is the editor's hope that items left out in the new edition will not be sorely missed, and that the new selections will turn out to be useful and illuminating. The aim, throughout, has been to cover areas of knowledge and periods which had been neglected in the first edition, and to include topics which are important in the study of the Russian past and present. "The bibliographical headnotes have been enlarged, with the result that there are now approximately twice as many entries as in the old edition. New citations include not only works which have appeared since 1963, but also older books and articles which have come to the editor's attention."--From the Editor's Preface ". . . a judicious combination of seminal works and more recent commentaries that achieves the editor's purpose of stimulating curiosity and developing a point of view."--C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian Review "These three volumes cover quite well the main periods of Russian civilization. The choice of the articles and other material is made by a competent and unbiased scholar."--Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic Studies, University of Southern California
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/1969
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgments 18. Russia Under Peter the Great by John Perry 19. Lomonosov by Boris Menshutkin 20. Catherine the Great's "Instructions" 21. The Legislative Commission of 1767 by Sergei Solov'ev 22. A Journey From St. Petersburg to Moscow by Alexander Radishchev 23. Memoir on Ancient and Modern Russia by Nicholas Karamzin 24. The Decembrists 25. Apology of a Madman by Peter Chaadaev 26. Letter to Gogol by Vissarion Belinsky 27. Young Moscow by Alexander Herzen 28. What Is Oblomovism? by Nikolai Dobrolyubov 29. Going to the People by Katerina Breshkovskaia 30. From a Village Diary by Gleb Uspenskii 31. Killing an Emperor by David Footman 32. A Slavophile Statement by Ivan Aksakov 33. The Slav Role in World Civilization by Nikolai Danilevsky 34. The Falsehood of Democracy by Konstantin Pobedonostsev 35. Russian Liberals by Paul Milyukov 36. Industrial Workers in the 1880's 37. An Economic Policy for the Empire by Sergei Witte 38. The National Problem in Russia by Richard Pipes 39. The Speech from the Throne by Nicholas II 40. The Government's Declaration to the First Duma 41. We Need a Great Russia by Peter Stolypin 42. Memorandum to Nicholas II by Peter Durnovo 43. The Nature of Imperial Russian Society by Cyril Black; Hugh Seton-Watson Chronology Correlation Tables Index